During a crisis, as was stated by Harvard's Nieman Guide for Crisis Journalism
, it is important for people to have things to do and to make decisions--to help them manage their fear. I would call on artists and poets to organize a kind of online art/poetry therapy session for which people could contribute artistic representations of their fears and how… Continue
Added by Richard Smyth on May 7, 2010 at 10:20pm —
Added by Turil Cronburg on May 7, 2010 at 5:22am —
What I will have to pass on.
I've thought a lot about this recently, because I have had the time to pause and reflect about my life thus far. What kind of legacy do I want to leave? What do I want to pass on, knowledge to the younger generation?
As far as I… Continue
Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 11:49pm —
I'm excited to help inspire people to create something meaningful with their own hands for this weeks action mission. I know it's not always easy to be creative, and so I'd like to offer some brainstorming help to make your mission simpler and more fun!
Step 1 - For starters, pick something simple. Pick some small bit of knowledge that people in your area have known for centuries about the land and what it offers humans. A local food, building material, water source, or even just the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 26, 2010 at 1:54pm —
I finally picked one thing to make for the action part of this week's mission. I had so many ideas! And I'm actually going to add some more small things, once I can get the materials...
But for now, this is what I've created, the earth box, in which I've combined native wisdom from the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 25, 2010 at 8:30pm —
in my pocket, my phone buzzes. i'm in the middle of a conversation: it will have to wait...
it's my third year now: i am on a tour across the americas in a mobile urban design unit
that brings ideas to sprout within communities
about how to better their urban environment.
for too long, our cities have been built for capitalist productivity and efficiency, leaving our human living environments with very little human…
Added by andréa montréal cohen on April 22, 2010 at 4:37pm —
offered a link to a project called Thrivability
, which I think is very inspiring and goes a long way towards reminding people about what elements are needed
to help people grow into successful and transcendent beings who really thrive, rather than just survive!
So, go play with the… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on April 21, 2010 at 1:22pm —
one of the things i am currently fascinated with is public space as mass media
. i beleive that our everyday environment
should reflect the considerations of our time: it should compel us to be aware
in my quest for a hero, i've found rebar
, a group active in san francisco that has spawned such activities as…
Added by andréa montréal cohen on April 18, 2010 at 10:24pm —
Sob. Ache. The sadness receeds. Continue
I have tears in my eyes,
but to think of why gives rise to a sob,
and then an ache.
If I could but writhe,
and arch and spin.
Until finally, the feeling,
tossed away, into a heap in the corner.
But I cannot, will not give in.
I refuse to writhe and arch,
and spin becuase I know that next,
I will weep.
Once I weep I know I will scream,
and once I scream, its real.
Living with me, in that moment.
Added by Gabriel Martin on April 14, 2010 at 7:36pm —
Added by David Dewane on April 14, 2010 at 1:36pm —
Okay friends and neighbors, we committed a grievous act over at the First Bank of Evoke and started (gasp) sharing jokes, poems, and such without exchanging EVs. To prevent such anarchy from undermining the capitalist principles of said bank, we are opening the Second Bank of Evoke.
Think of it as literary freecycling - so feel free to deposit or drop off your old poems, jokes, artwork, whatever for another agent to come across and take "home" with them. Frankly, you can't… Continue
Added by Mark Mulkerin on April 10, 2010 at 3:46pm —
"Deliver value : what are the benefits for people using the end product, does it improve a persons life ?"
This advice is the one I find the most helpful concerning my own actual work : creating a small 3D… Continue
Added by Edwige Lelievre on April 5, 2010 at 6:14pm —
I decided to join the EVOKE team
(15 members, me included, as of today) on the microlending site Kiva
. After some search on the website I allocated a microloan of $50 to Ms. Mame Diarra Samb from Diamaguène Thies, Senegal. She sells works of art at the local market, and will use her loan to purchase more works so she can bolster sales. …
Added by Alberto Cottica on April 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
For this mission I chose to shadow Jane McGonigal.
I want to do what she's doing with games
Like online gaming, theatre and performing arts are often underestimated and perceived as trivial to a vast number of society. I am applying to a M.A. program for Theatre Education in Social Contexts from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2011. Right now my ideas center around working… Continue
Added by Sarah Hickox on March 26, 2010 at 12:09am —
I've been subscribing to the blog Press Pause to Reflect for a few months now, and the guys over there have taken a stance on gaming that I fully support.
While it may not be changing lives in the way that most think, their blog does ask us to look at the world in a different way. Much like one of the supporters of Evoke (Jane Mcgonigal) said, Gamers are a group of people who are saturated with heavy optimism and perseverance. Looking at gaming in different ways allows us to accept… Continue
Added by Kent K on March 25, 2010 at 6:16pm —
Why is creativity important and what exactly does it provide?…
Added by Matthew Ceo on March 21, 2010 at 3:13pm —
Date: The first day of spring, the spring equinox, 2020
Location: a forest in North America
My husband and I are making our first forest trek ritual of the new year, and it's a wet one! The earth is full of moisture and deep, rich, soil pregnant with buds of new and reawakening life. We spend time a****sing the state of the animals, vegetables, and minerals in the area, and we upload the data to the internet, so that it can be included in global databases for environmental… Continue
Added by Turil Cronburg on March 20, 2010 at 10:30pm —
"Provide skills, not just finished technologies"
Amen. Give a man a fish and all of that. This is something I can get behind.
I mean, it's pretty obvious, right? When you teach someone how to build something rather than giving it to them, they not only become empowered, they become teachers themselves.
This is an interesting phenomenon that I've witnessed many times in my work (teaching art). There are those who wish… Continue
Added by Andrea Cooper on March 17, 2010 at 7:02pm —
tell us what is the greatest thing you've ever made. of all the things you've ever created, worked on, or participated in, tell us which one are you proudest of, why, and what it's like. please give as detailed description, picture, or video of your masterpiece as you can.
tag it MASTERPIECE and i will give you a power vote.
my masterpiece is the forty page graphic novel that i made for 20th century history instead of writing essays. i worked on average an… Continue
Added by Cian Gregory Accuardi Shelley on March 13, 2010 at 11:55pm —
Recently I've been trying to get to know a local restaurateur here in my hometown of Riverside. He's a hero of mine, he takes all the trash from his taco shack and turns it into beautiful art. Check out some pictures of it: …
Added by Nick Heyming on March 6, 2010 at 1:00am —